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ThingLink Education Spotlight: Choice Boards Help Students and Parents Organize Home Learning

Posted by Louise Jones on May 12, 2020 4:48:32 PM

We recently wrote about project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home and also ways that ThingLink is supporting flipped learning from across the globe. Our education community continues to impress us with new concepts and iterate on the examples. From the US to Scotland educators are sharing new home learning designs or 'choice boards' with differentiated activities and a less threatening approach for learners and their parents and carers. 

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Topics: How To, education, Spotlight, edtech, online learning, remote learning, creativity, teaching

9 Use Cases for Interactive Media in Medical & Health Care Communication and Training

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on May 6, 2020 10:33:27 PM
Medical and health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers , and specialized care centers , are continuously evolving high-tech working environments that operate under specified rules and regulations shared with hundreds of workers and thousands of patients daily. New remote learning solutions for medical training and health care communication are in high demand when equipment, regulations and recommendations need to be updated regularly -- and often times in multiple languages.
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Topics: hospitals, online learning, workplace learning, Medical training, Health Care

Keele University uses ThingLink to ensure new students can still visit, tour and explore the campus

Posted by Louise Jones on May 1, 2020 10:16:52 AM

New ThingLink Spotlights!

We recently shared with you a blog post detailing ways colleges and universities are creating virtual tours and field trips overcoming current challenges. We wished to dive into this topic a little further and share with you some of our recent favourites and show how you can begin to recreate these yourself (and be a little bit playful with our format!) In this ThingLink Spotlight hear directly from Luke Hobson and how he creatively tackled some of the challenges all education establishments are finding at the moment.

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Topics: How To, education, 360photos, virtual tour, Spotlight, edtech, Map, online learning, remote learning

ThingLink and University of Helsinki Announce Multi-Year Agreement

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 27, 2020 6:25:20 PM

ThingLink and the University of Helsinki have agreed on a partnership that brings rich media images, interactive video lessons and virtual tours to the largest university in Finland.

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Topics: virtual reality, 360photos, virtual tour, 21st century learning, edtech, partners, distance learning, remote learning, video lessons, digital storytelling, digital skills, teaching

ThingLink and PowerUpEDU Announce Partnership

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 23, 2020 5:46:45 PM

ThingLink has partnered with PowerUpEDU,  an award-winning education technology solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. Through this partnership all ThingLink licenses, related professional development and training becomes available for schools and districts in the Southeastern United States via PowerUpEDU. 

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Topics: 21st century learning, partners, Microsoft Teams, digital skills, Georgia

How to Tour Colleges During A Global Pandemic? Explore 10 examples of virtual campus tours

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Apr 14, 2020 4:43:30 PM

April is exciting times for high school seniors, who throughout the world are receiving admission decisions from colleges and universities. Most students would like to visit the schools to which they have been admitted, which is why applicants are normally spending their spring breaks planning college visits and tours with their parents. But how do you tour colleges during a global pandemic?  

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Vermont Art Online, bringing culture in the face of COVID19

Posted by Louise Jones on Apr 9, 2020 1:42:33 PM

Curators at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont, Sarah Laursen and Sarah Briggs, developed Vermont Art Online in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Vermont Art Online is a resource for teachers and families that offers virtual 3D tours of now-closed museums and galleries throughout the state of Vermont.

"At a time when billions of people around the world are separated from one another, museums can bring us together.” - Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture

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Topics: education, edtech, partners, school, online learning, remote learning, Google for Education, googlestreetview

ThingLink Joins Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative

Posted by Louise Jones on Apr 6, 2020 1:23:32 AM

ThingLink, an award-winning Finnish education technology company, announced today that they have joined the Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative. For ThingLink, this is a major new partnership to support education and enterprise organisations globally in their increasing use of technology for learning using multiple platforms and devices. 

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Topics: education, edtech, partners, school, online learning, remote learning, Google for Education

From Italy: 10 creative ideas for teaching remotely

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 30, 2020 4:28:46 AM

In most countries educators have been asked to transition their classroom to the cloud, overnight. Most teachers, many now staying at home with their own children, have limited time, skills, and experience using digital tools and collaboration platforms for remote learning. 

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Topics: education, school, online learning, distance learning, remote learning, home, Italy, teaching

10 project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 21, 2020 10:50:56 PM

When schools are closed, students spend lots of time on their laptops and mobile devices. How can you put those devices to use in a way that develops their creativity? Schools, districts and cities: Contact us at education@thinglink.com to activate your ThingLink account today.

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Topics: student-centered learning, distance learning, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, home, digital skills

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